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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:59 AM
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Cyber spying: China vs US (China steals sensitive US Data)
Source: Times of India / Reuters

ATLANTA: As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically, with computers rather than listening devices in chandeliers or human moles in tuxedos.

And at the moment, many experts believe China may have gained the upper hand.

Though it is difficult to ascertain the true extent of America's own capabilities and activities in this arena, a series of secret diplomatic cables as well as interviews with experts suggest that when it comes to cyber-espionage, China has leaped ahead of the United States.

According to US investigators, China has stolen terabytes of sensitive data -- from usernames and passwords for State Department computers to designs for multi-billion dollar weapons systems. And Chinese hackers show no signs of letting up.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/internet/C...
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:19 PM
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1. We can only blame ourselves
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 06:19 PM by kirby
Our security procedures and operating systems are so inadequate that we basically leave the door open.
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:45 PM
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2. I don't see the US government imposing sanctions
on China but they'll keep PVT. Manning locked up 27/7 and keep us in the dark on him.
Such a hypocritical nation, we are.
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